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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

1-6/10/09 in my Barnehurst garden. Bat, mossy Bee nest, Foxes and Wren.

1/10 - small bat, presumed Pipistrelle species, over the top end of the garden at dusk.

3/10 - sightings illustrated by the following pictures:

A fox has taken to lounging on one of the shed roofs and here, for the first time (as far as I know) were two together - at 3.20 p.m. on this overcast afternoon. I tried to sneak a better picture but they scarpered.

No I didn't buy this tacky sheep, but I did leave the lawn grass to grow longer around it most of the summer. Then when I moved it to mow the grass the other day, before winter sets in, I found this almost perfect mossy half sphere, from which a couple of small and somewhat annoyed bees emerged. Any suggestions as to species most welcome.

Also today, 5 of the Starlings from next door's Rhododendron roost were squabbling on the bird table and a Blue Tit was foraging in a large Fuchsia outside the kitchen window.

6/10 - caught a brief glimpse of a Wren on the fence before it dived into the Christmas tree at the top of the garden. After which two agitated Grey Squirrels came along.

No moths at the windows for some time now, nor any sign of the local blackbirds.

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